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NEDO and MODON Sign MOU for Demonstration Project on a Recycling Wastewater System in Saudi Arabia

February 3, 2012

 NEDO and the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on February 1, 2012 to conduct a demonstration project on energy saving water reclamation with membrane technology.
 The MOU was signed by NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa and Dr. Tawfig F. Alrabiah, Chairman of MODON and also Minister of Commerce and Industry, in the presence of Mr. Yukio Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, at the Japan-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum.
 Prior to the signing ceremony, NEDO Chairman Furukawa met with Minister Alrabiah to affirm both parties' commitment for successful implementation of this demonstrative project, which represents bilateral cooperation between Japan and Saudi Arabia, also aiming at dissemination of the project outcome in other industrial estates of Saudi Arabia.
 The project aims to contribute to ensuring a stable supply of water resources in Saudi Arabia, where sufficient water resources and established water recycling systems are in demand. The project will demonstrate an energy saving water reclamation system with membrane technology to treat industrial effluent from industrial estates in Saudi Arabia and will also aim to disseminate Japanese technologies and systems making contributions to Saudi Arabian national policies to secure water resources and diminish domestic oil consumption.
The project will be implemented from FY2012 to FY2014. 

  • MOU signing ceremony (from left to right: Mr. Sadao Wasaka, NEDO Executive Director, Mr. Shigeru Endo, Ambassador of Japan to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Yukio Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Mr. Kazuo Furukawa, NEDO Chairman, Dr. Tawfig F. Alrabiah, Chairman of MONDON, Dr. Hashim A. Yamani, President of the King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), and Dr. Abdulaziz A. Turkistani, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Japan)

MOU signing ceremony (from left to right: Mr. Sadao Wasaka, NEDO Executive Director, Mr. Shigeru Endo, Ambassador of Japan to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Yukio Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Mr. Kazuo Furukawa, NEDO Chairman, Dr. Tawfig F. Alrabiah, Chairman of MODON, Dr. Hashim A. Yamani, President of the King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), and Dr. Abdulaziz A. Turkistani, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Japan)